Lagos Police arrest 2 over suspicion of printing fake voting materials for Ekiti election
By Jon Egie
The Police in Lagos State have arrested the Human Resources Manager and the Graphic Artist of a company believed to be owned by one Eniola Fayose, an indigene of Ekiti State.
The company according to a release by the Police is in contractual agreement with the Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission to print the state election materials.
The release which was signed by CP Edgal Imohimi, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja and made available to Spy News Online said: “Today, Monday, 9th July, 2018, an intelligent report from a credible source was received by the Police that, fake ballot papers meant for the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Ekiti State are being printed in a company known as O’Naphtali ltd, located at No. 138, Oguntona Crescent, Gbagada,Lagos.
“The company is reportedly owned by Eniola Fayose.
“The report further revealed that some of the printed ballot papers were moved to Ekiti State in three Hilux vans on Friday, 6/7/2018 while the artworks are still in their graphic computers.
“Based on the report, CP of Lagos State Police Command immediately led a contingent of policemen to the location to verify the information. At the scene, it was discovered that the company has two buildings at No. 13A and 13B Gbagada Phase1, Lagos being used for general printing/art works.
“A search warrant was executed on the premises where the following items were recovered: one HP laptop, one ACER laptop, one Booklet of Form EC/EK8B, EKSIEC, three EKEC50 A envelop for miscellaneous materials, two pieces of EKSIEC 8A(1) statement of result, one copy of FORM EKSIEC 8A(1), one Income Tax Clearance Certificate of Ekiti State, seven pieces of EKSG internal revenue motor receipt, one piece of Form EC8A of EKSIEC, one piece of Ekiti State voters card Reg. Log book cover Ado LG, one piece of NECO Mark /Attendance sheet, Ekiti State Ministry of Education Progress Report for Secondary Schools and one colour turn Flash Drive.
“The recovered items are being scrutinized by the Police ICT experts with a view to discovering any incriminating information,” the release added.